Tilt-Down Fence: Successful Second Event!

After a great turnout at the Tilt-Down Fence Opening, we were happy to see another pleasant crowd last Saturday, September 10th!

Miss Cindy from the Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library came and told stories to a captivated audience of children from the community. Her storytelling was theatrical, engaging and incredibly enthusiastic. We were glad to have her. We also had Director Alejandra St. Guillen from the Mayor’s Office of Immigration Advancement and Ich Luong from the Vietnamese American Civic Association (VACA) join us. Alejandra hosted a Question & Answer session to Dorchester residents about the free services and support systems available to them. We would like to give a big thank you to Miss Cindy, Alejandra St. Guillen and Ich Luong for making the event a great success.









Check out the feature about on the Our RISD blog about professor and B+A+CE founder Hansy Better Barraza’s leadership in the project, as well as RISD textile artists Michelle Dunbar (RISD BFA Textiles 16’) and Isabelle Camarra’s (RISD BFA Textiles 17’) involvement: http://our.risd.edu/post/150320078184/public-art-sparks-timely-discussion

Dunbar and Camarra are the Textile Designer’s whose skills and creativity helped bring the Tilt-Down Fence to life. We would like to also extend our gratitude to the phenomenal efforts of the rest of our team. Our project manager, Iris Kim is a RISD architecture student who was instrumental in the planning and management of the project, alongside BR+A+CE Co-founder Anthony Piermarini.

In total, we had a team of over twelve RISD and Brown University students and recent alumni serve as production volunteers to help us bring the Tilt-Down fence to fruition. We would like to sincerely thank our volunteers: Lyza Baum (RISD Textiles ’16), Jenyea Tiffany Chan, (RISD MArch ’16), Dane Clark (RISD MArch ’15), Talia Connelly (RISD Textiles ’17), Ariana Lee (Brown ’15), Sandra Lopez (RISD Textiles ’17), Celeste Martinez (RISD MArch ’16), Mark Roh, (RISD Architecture BArch ’17), Siena Smith (RISD Textiles ’18),  Tzu-Yu Su, (RISD Architecture MArch ’16), Ivan Inhwan Tae, (RISD Architecture BArch ’17), Jennifer Vincent (Brown ’13), Cissy Yuan, (RISD Industrial Design ’17)



Please join us for our next event this Saturday September 17 from 11AM – 12PM at the Tilt-Down Fence! The Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) will be holding an info session. Please note that this week’s event starts at 11AM. Come learn about what’s happening in your community and bring your ideas. We hope to see you there!



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